Liskeard and Looe Tangle club visit Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Members of Liskeard and Looe Tangle club recently visited Looe Lifeboat Station with their national president Sue Hill

Members of Liskeard and Looe Tangle club and national president Sue Hill beside Looe RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Sheila and Dennis Tongue II

RNLI/Ian Foster

Members of Liskeard and Looe Tangle club and national president Sue Hill beside Looe RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Sheila and Dennis Tongue II

The Liskeard and Looe Tangle club is a member of the national association of Tangent clubs. Last Wednesday, 20 November 2019, members of the group accompanied their national president, Sue Hill, on a visit to Looe lifeboat station. They were met by our Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Foster. who welcomed the group to the lifeboat station. Ian explained how the RNLI and an inshore lifeboat station operates and showed the group the kit worn by our volunteer crew, the charity’s launch tractors, Atlantic 85 and D Class inshore lifeboats.

Sue Hill explained that during her term of office she has chosen the RNLI as her charity and the national association of Tangent clubs hope to raise enough funds to provide five rescue water craft for the RNLI’s lifeguard service. Sue went on to say that ‘When visiting a Tangent club on the coast, she tries to visit the local lifeboat station. She was particularly interested to see around an inshore lifeboat station, learning how we operate two inshore lifeboats.

After showing the group around the Albatross boathouse, Ian thanked Sue Hill and the National Association of Tangent clubs for their support of the RNLI and our volunteer crews. He mentioned to the group that the RNLI is facing a Perfect Storm, the charity is busier than ever; people are still drowning, but income is down. Their fundraising will help the charity to save more lives by investing in the future of lifesaving.

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Notes to editors

Photos:

· Members of Liskeard and Looe Tangle club and national president Sue Hill beside Looe RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Sheila and Dennis Tongue II
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or emma.haines@rnli.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789

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